Alone in the Dark: Illumination Announced at PAX Prime 2014

Atari revealed a new addition to the venerable Alone in the Dark horror franchise at PAX Prime with a teaser trailer. Developed by the new studio Pure FPS, Alone in the Dark: Illumination is a four player co-operative horror title which draws inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft. Four unique characters must synergize their abilities to overcome The Darkness. Two of the characters trace their lineage ba...

E.T. Urban Legend Proven in Excavation

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600 – widely regarded as the worst video game in history. But back in July 1982, when Atari negotiated with Steven Spielberg for the rights to make the classic film into a video game – for a cool $22 million – the studio was certain the game was guaranteed to make them a huge profit… Problem was, if they wanted to release in time fo...

Moonbase Commander Review

Moonbase Commander Developer: Humongous Entertainment Publisher: Rebellion Platforms: PC Release Date: 7 February 2014 Price: $5.99 – Available Here Overview Moonbase Commander was released in 2002 to little fanfare. A PC strategy game with no flashy gimmicks to sell itself on, it received positive press coverage but failed to translate those good reviews into big sales numbers. It’s quiet f...

Xbox Plans To Produce A Video Game Documentary

Xbox Entertainment Studios has made plans to create an original documentary series about the video game industry to debut exclusively on Xbox in 2014. Xbox will be working with a young multi-platform media company called Lightbox, started up by two award winning cousins; the two-time Academy Award winning producer Simon Chinn and Emmy winning producer Jonathan Chinn. Simon Chinn had this to say: “...

The History of Gaming to come to screen with World 1-1

Filmmakers Jeanette Garcia and Daryl Rodriguez, from Miami are creating a documentary on the history of video games, with the help from Kickstarter. The film is said to star many gaming innovators such as Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell, Activision co-founder David Crane, Centipede co-creator Dona Bailey, Adventure creator Warren Robinett, Night Driver creator Dave Shepperd, Atari VCS Donkey Kong ...

Nordic Games Gets Atari Properties

Nordic Games, the studio behind Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within and the Painkiller franchise, had a big announcement today involving one of the game industry’s long-time giants, Atari. It was revealed that Nordic picked up two of Atari’s intellectual properties, Desperado and Silver. The acquisition was handled by Nordic Games Licensing AB, which is based out of Karlstad, Sweden (whereas...

Special Forces: Team X Steam Sale and Permanent Price Drop

Microprose’s Special Forces: Team X will be getting a Steam sale starting May 6th. It will be on sale for $4.99 USD for one full week. After that, the game will only cost $9.99. Currently, the game costs $14.99. Special Forces: Team X is a 3rd person team based shooter that features constantly changing maps, five multiplayer modes, and a unique comics style graphics. Microprose released the ...

Special Forces: Team X Review

Special Forces: Team X Developers: Zombie Studios and Microprose Publisher: Atari Platform: XBLA (Reviewed), PC Release Date: February 8th, 2013 Price: 1200 MS Points – Available Here Overview When it comes to multiplayer third-person shooters for PC and XBLA, there aren’t overly too many.  Sure there are some, but there tends to be far more of the first-person variety or other genres....

Special Forces: Team X Now Available

Microprose, together with Atari, announced today that Special Forces: Team X (STX) is now available for purchase.  You can buy the game on Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 Points and Steam for PC ($14.99/£11.99/€13.99). Zombie Studios, who have previously developed the  Blacklight franchise, created Special Forces: Team X as a fast-paced 3rd person shooter with a special twist on the maps.  STX features ...

Special Forces: Team X Video Blog Released

Special Forces: Team X is coming out this week and to get out the word a little more Zombie Studios has released a video blog to give just a little update about the game.  The video includes Creative Studio Head Jared Gerritzen and Andy Kipling talking just a little bit about the game, describing it as a “casual-core” third-person shooter. Focused on team play in a variable environment...

Special Forces: Team X Announced from Mircoprose

Microprose and Zombie Studios are releasing a new game with publisher Atari and although it is a third-person cover based shooter, it does offer plenty of innovation.  Special Forces: Team X is focused on working as a team, so that players can work together in teams of 2-4 to take out and defeat the opposing team in 5 different game types. What kind of innovation is Special Forces: Team X bringing...

Atari USA Bankrupt

Leading game giant, Atari USA has officially filed for bankruptcy as of very recently. This new bankruptcy claim follows not only the USA branch of Atari but two of it’s subsidiaries as well. The company best known for gaming hits like Asteroids has been doing financially awful for the past decade, but these past few years have only seen tiny profits, with them only seeing something like 4mi...

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